Our Team


Contact us at (425) 789-1073 or info@snohomishpsychology.com

*At this time, SPA does not accept State insurance (Apple Health) Medicaid / Medicare, Optum, Magellan, or Molina


Kira Mauseth Headshot

Kira B. Mauseth, Ph.D., Partner

Dr. Mauseth is a graduate of Whitman College and Seattle Pacific University, and has worked extensively in corrections settings as well in community mental health with adolescents and adults doing clinical and forensic assessment as well as group and individual therapy. She works with clients age 13 and older, on issues including peer adjustment and identity development, anxiety and depression, and academic and vocational concerns. She is interested in cross cultural and family relationship issues, as well as crisis management and persistent and serious mental illness. Her work combines cognitive and interpersonal approaches in seeking reality based solutions to mental health concerns. Dr. Mauseth also consults with organizations about disaster preparedness and recovery, and has developed a curriculum to teach local volunteers how they can assist their communities with trauma recovery and resiliency following small or large scale disasters. Dr. Mauseth accepts Premera/BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, Regence, and Kaiser insurances.

Practicing in: Everett & Edmonds


Holly Petaja HeadshotHolly Petaja, Ph.D, Partner

Dr. Petaja completed her undergraduate work at the University of Washington and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University in 2008. She completed two years of postdoctoral training at the University of Washington’s Child Development Clinic as well as Sound Mental Health. She enjoys providing therapy and assessment to individuals of all ages but specializes in working with children ages 3-12 years. Dr. Petaja provides psychological testing/assessment for neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, highly capable/gifted, and more. Dr. Petaja also provides therapy for children with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, excessive worry, depression, adjustment difficulties, anger, behavioral challenges, low self-esteem, autism spectrum disorders, and more. She provides primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dr. Petaja accepts Premera/BCBS, First Choice, Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser, and Regence insurances.

Practicing in: Everett


Jessica M. Mason, Psy.D., Partner

Dr. Mason is a graduate of the University of Washington and Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. She holds masters and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mason primarily works with and provides short- and long-term therapy to individual adults and couples. Her clinical work focuses on issues of stress, identity, depression, anxiety, family conflict, marital problems, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, traumatic experiences, and difficult life changes. She has additional experience in the areas of anger management, relationship building, and self-esteem. Dr. Mason incorporates a culturally-sensitive approach, emphasizing client strengths and self-care. She utilizes techniques from psychodynamic and client-centered therapies, and has received specialized training on techniques for working with couples in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. Dr Mason accepts Premera/BCBS and First Choice insurances.

Practicing in: Edmonds


Stacy Cecchet HeadshotStacy Cecchet, Ph.D., Partner

Dr. Cecchet received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Cecchet is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children ages 18 months to 12 years with disruptive behavior disorders. Common behavioral issues and disorders she treats include: tantrums, aggression, noncompliance, sleep difficulties, school problems, feeding disorders, problems with attention/concentration, developmental delays, Autism, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. When working with children, Dr. Cecchet operates from a Behavioral orientation and typically utilizes behavioral parent training and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Dr. Cecchet also specializes in working with survivors of severe trauma (all ages), and has worked extensively both internationally and domestically in this arena. When providing services for trauma survivors, Dr. Cecchet utilizes a Cognitive-Behavioral and Interpersonal approach to treatment. Additionally, Dr. Cecchet worked for a number of years in a correctional setting and frequently provides comprehensive clinical and forensic assessments for both children and adults. Dr. Cecchet accepts Premera, First Choice, Aetna, Cigna, Kaiser, and BCBS insurances.

Practicing in: Everett


Tony Kliment HeadshotTony Kliment, LICSW, Associate

Mr. Kliment is a licensed independent clinical social worker offering individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Mr. Kliment received his Master’s degree from Eastern Washington University School of Social Work and his B.A in social work from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Mr. Kliment works with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, limited social skills and self-esteem, behavioral challenges, and trauma-related experiences. Mr. Kliment believes that parents are an important component of the therapeutic process and encourages their direct participation in their child’s treatment. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in his treatment and has received specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition, Mr. Kliment provides parents with hands-on skills they can use to support and more effectively manage their children’s behaviors and special needs. Mr. Kliment accepts Premera/BCBS, First Choice, Cigna, Regence, Kaiser, NASW/Wellspring EAP, Beacon Health, and Aetna insurances.

Practicing in: Edmonds


James HeadshotJames Ullrich, M.A., Associate

Mr. Ullrich is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor offering therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. He holds a Masters in Psychology from Seattle University and graduated with honors. He provides both short- and long-term therapy treating anxiety, stress, depression, life changes, relational difficulties, getting “unstuck” and changing unhealthy patterns. His approach is evidence-based and focused on helping clients identify what isn’t working and then collaborating on a sensible plan to address those needs with goal-oriented work. When appropriate to the needs of the client, Mr. Ullrich pulls from counseling approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to help people recognize and change unhelpful thinking patterns and explore how their behavior, emotions, and thoughts are connected and can be changed to improve their lives. Mr. Ullrich also teaches parenting skills and is certified in Functional Family Therapy, an evidence-based treatment honed as a Family Therapist for the Snohomish County Juvenile Justice System where he coached parents and their children to communicate more effectively and resolve conflicts in a healthy manner. Mr. Ullrich accepts Regence, First Choice, and Premera/BCBS insurances.

Practicing in: Edmonds


Sarah HeadshotSarah Zehrung, M.A., LMFT, CMHS, Associate

Sarah (Sally) Zehrung is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, receiving a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Antioch University Seattle, and Bachelor of Arts in psychology with an emphasis in multicultural counseling from The Evergreen State College. Over the past nine years, Ms. Zehrung has worked in various capacities, providing mental health care, crisis stabilization, and case management to adults in hospital, shelter, and residential settings. Most recently, she has worked in an outpatient setting, where she has gained extensive training in treating survivors of sexual abuse and their families using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Ms. Zehrung focuses her practice on children beginning at age 6, teens, and adults who want to work on issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, chronic illness, and parenting concerns such as behavior management and self-soothing techniques. Ms. Zehrung uses various techniques and interventions related to cognitive-behavior therapy, narrative therapy, humor, and mindfulness practices. Ms. Zehrung’s passion is in helping clients find their voice and their ability to live a confident and fulfilling life by providing compassion, empathy, and a safe and trusting environment. Ms. Zehrung accepts Cigna, First Choice, and Premera insurances.

Practicing in: Edmonds


Lynda Hernandez HeadshotLynda M. Hernández, Ph.D., NCSP, Associate

Dr. Hernández earned her doctorate in School Psychology at Illinois State University, and completed her post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Hernández is a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist, and has extensive experience providing psychological services in both school and clinic settings. Dr. Hernández works with individuals of all ages, and specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with disruptive behaviors including: tantrums, noncompliance, verbal/physical aggression, feeding/toileting concerns, depression and anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, poor self-esteem, selective mutism, self-injury, social skills, attention and hyperactivity/impulsivity concerns (ADHD), Autism, and academic concerns. Dr. Hernández strongly believes in treating each child and family uniquely by employing evidence-based strategies including aspects of Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and parent/caregiver training. Dr. Hernández also enjoys collaborating with multidisciplinary school teams to promote the success of students of all ages. Dr. Hernández accepts Aetna, Premera, Cigna, First Choice, and Regence insurances.

Practicing in: Everett


Noel Clark HeadshotNoël Clark, Ph.D., Associate

Dr. Clark received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University, and has previously worked at children’s hospitals and in university counseling centers. Dr. Clark is a licensed psychologist and specializes in working with adolescents (13+) and young adults with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, substance abuse, life/career transitions, and family conflict. She also enjoys helping young people navigate identity formation in its many forms, related to sexuality, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, and personhood. Dr. Clark has also worked internationally and domestically providing mental health support to survivors of trauma. Dr. Clark works from an integrative perspective, incorporating elements of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and interpersonal work and focuses on clients’ strengths and resiliency.

Practicing in: Everett